Current Work
Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2015)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey

Triage book

Exhibitions & news




Triage book

Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05

New Directions

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration



Book Cover: Lt.(N) Jo-Ann Hnatiuk, Medevac nurse

Books available at:
Canadian War Museum Boutique, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa
Ottawa School of Art, 35 George Street, Ottawa
write to me to place an order at:

Karen Bailey: An Artist in Kandahar
9 x 9 inches, 52 pages, full colour, soft cover

Featuring full colour reproductions of twenty paintings and many sketches, this book also includes: Karen's account of her experiences at a triage hospital in a war zone, a foreword by Dr. Laura Brandon, Historian, Art and War, Canadian War Museum and the personal observations of medical personnel who served at Role 3 Hospital, Kandahar.

Triage: An artist in Kandahar is a beautiful and comprehensive record of the paintings and sketches inspired by Karen Bailey's visit to Afghanistan in 2007 as an appointed military artist.
This body of work honours the dedication and compassion shown by Canadian nurses, doctors and medical technicians as they cared for injured Afghan men and children.